Santa Barbara Symphony’s 2011-2012 Fantastique Season is drawing to a close, and Nir Kabaretti, the Symphony’s Music and Artistic Director (as well as Maestro), chose a refreshing final line-up to end a very successful musical year.
The Symphony will perform works by three different composers for their final show: Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8 (a piece reminiscent of summer and the contentment it brings), Mozart’s Horn Concerto No. 2 (solos for which will be performed by the symphony’s own Principal Horn, Teag Reaves), and a newly commissioned piece entitled Sidereus by Osvaldo Golijov, a Grammy award-winning composer from Argentina. Thirty-five different orchestras commissioned the piece, which Golijov describes as being inspired by Galileo’s celestial observations and discoveries.
This exciting end to the 59th season will certainly pave the way for the upcoming 60th anniversary season, starting in the fall. For more information on next year’s season, please click here.
The final show of the Santa Barbara Symphony’s 59th season will occur May 12th and 13th at the Granada.
-Taylor Micaela Davis